Six killed in clash during tribal council meeting in Pakistan
hussain | November 9, 2008 at 04:01 amby
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At least six persons were killed when two groups clashed during a jirga (tribal council) meeting in Bannu district of Pakistan on Sunday. The meeting was convened to settle a dispute between two brothers.
BANNU: At least six people were killed in an exchange of fire during a jirga here on Sunday.
A jirga was underway to settle a property dispute between two brothers in Cantt. Police station limit in Mandokhel when local Taliban on behalf of one brother offered some conditions.
However, on refusal to accept these conditions, Taliban opened fire on members of the opposite group, killing one person on the spot. In reply, five Taliban were also killed.
Meanwhile, police registered the case and initiated investigation.